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civilians." 10 security councilmembers voted yes on the resolution. u.s., u.k., france, bosnia- herzegovina, columbia, garr bon, lebanon, nigeria, portugal, south africa. five members abstained -- russia, china, germany, brazil, india. the 10 votes was just one more than the nine needed for passage. and it did not include input from the 192-member united nations general assembly. but international support for the no-fly zone is now waning. the libyan government is alleging that coalition bombings have killed many civilians. doctors on the ground say over 100 civilians have died. military deaths not included. the 22-member arab league this week accused the u.s. and the coalition of ignoring the u.n. >> as far as we're concerned the arab league, we requested the security council to establish a no-fly zone in order to protect the civilians, in addition to safe areas for the civilians to sit in without attacks on them. >> brazil, russia, india and china, the bric nations, are all calling for an immediate cessation of the no-fly zone. u.s. defense secretary robert gates says it's gaddafi that is
, and beyond. what should be the role of the u.s. military? we'll get an update from the region and talk with two of the senate's most influential voices on foreign policy. john mccain, and joe lieberman. and health care reform one year later. we'll ask our sunday group what is this long-term prognosis for the president's signature legislation. all, right now, on fox news sunday. >> chris: hello again from fox news in washington. before we talk with our guests, we want to bring you the latest on events in the middle east. in syria, government soldiers have been deployed around the cities that have seen the biggest protests. in yemen, talks for a peaceful transfer of power failed saturday, now authorities worry about al qaeda gaining strength in that country. and in libya, u.s. and allied planes paved the way for rebel forces to retake the key oil town of brega. for more let's bring in fox news correspondent steve harrigan in tripoli. steve? >> reporter: chris, a rapid advance by the rebels, they are moving west, quickly towards what they say is an eventual battle, right here in tripoli.
spread through the arab world, the voices of some very divided israelis and palestinians. plus, in the u.s. when catholic and noncatholic hospitals merge catholic bishops can make decisions about women's health and some doctors object. >> we can make that decision, but then it has to be okayed by someone else who puts their belief systems and their ethics on me and on my patients, which i just don't think is right. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. tensions are rising in israel, gaza and the west bank after this week's escalation of violence. faith-based groups are among those condemning wednesday's deadly bombing at a bus stop in jerusalem, the first major attack in jerusalem in four years. one person died and more than two dozen others were wounded. several u.s. jewish groups expressed their outrage. the group churches for middle east peace also denounced the violence and called on the international community to take more action to restart the peace process. in libya, fighting continued between gadhafi loyalists and the rebels, despite the international milit
week." u.s. and allied bombs and missiles hammer libyan targets. the rebels gain ground. and the president prepares to make his pitch to the american people. >> it's u.s. policy that gadhafi needs to go. >> what if gadhafi stays? just back from the middle east, robert gates and hillary clinton come to "this week" for their first interviews since the attacks began to make the president's case. what does victory look like? kit be achieved? at what cost? >>> then -- >> i don't have any regrets at all. >> what would donald rumsfeld do in a third war. and he'll respond to critics who say he's been rewriting history. >>> and george will and the "roundtable" will talk to us. why is one hopeful having a tough time agreeing with himself. >> announcer: live from the newseum. >>> some major developments in libya. rebel forces have scored a key victory taking back the oil town of brega in theest. they continue the push west. abc's alex marquardt is in benghazi. what is the mood there? >> reporter: a lot of gun fire and horn honking. a quick advance toward the west was expected follo
of the union with candy crowley" starts right now. >>> why in the world is the u.s. military involved in libya? republicans are the toughest critics. there are echos inside the democratic party. >> i really don't believe that we have an obligation to get involved in every single occurrence in that part of the world. >> the immediate thing congress needs to do when it returns is to cut off any funds for containing libya. >> in a statement senator j. rockefeller wrote of serious concerns. our military and budget are stretched thin fighting two wars already. and i want to avoid getting into another conflict with unknown cost and consequences. tomorrow night, the president addresses the nation. today, a muddled mission against gadhafi. we talked to armed services carl levin and chaos throughout the mideast with former national security adviser stephen hadley and the former head of the cia, general michael hayden. and then assessing growing concern over japan's nuclear disaster with nuclear analyst joseph sorincioni and the impact on this with economist alice rivlin and douglas holtz aiken. i'm can
. >>> this sunday, the allied strike against libya stretches into its second week as the u.s. seeks to limit its role. >> responsibility for this operation is being transferred from the united states to our to allies and partners. >> but as criticism from congress mounts, many questions remain. what happens if gadhafi clings to power? what are the limits of the u.s.'s role if a civil war gets worse? and how does a military campaign relate to our overall strategy in the mideast? this morning, a special joint interview. with us, the secretary of state hillary clintonrt the president faces critics from both sides of the aisle. did he overstep his constitutional authority by using force without consulting congress. my exclusive interview this morning with the ranking member of the community, republican from indiana, senator richard lugar. >>> finally, analysis of the administration's handling of the crisis in libya is our fragile economic recovery continues and our military is stretched thin by two other wars, did the president make the case to the american people that the intervention in libya is w
is set to have broadband speeds 200 times faster than the u.s. average. go to our website for more questions and answers. thanks to all of you for being part of my program this week. and i will see you next week. >>> your child gets into college. now the hard part -- how do you pay for it? we'll help you track down the money this hour. >>> and in these tough times, you might need to update your resumÉ. we've got some do's and don't's in the 4:00 p.m. eastern hour. >>> and 5:00, thousands of women take on walmart in a sex discrimination suit. it could be the most important case the u.s. supreme court hears this term. you're in the cnn news room, i'm fredricka witfield. >>> on the international front, rebel forces in libya say they are controlling two more key towns in their advance to tripoli. this is smoke hanging over the city of ras laneuf that where an opposition spokesman tells cnn government troops have pulled out of ports. both places were claimed by pro gadhafi forces at the start of the civil war. the next major city is moammar gadhafi's home town. rebel forces anticipate
in prison. >> the continuations of the policies the u.s. government has been using at guantanamo bay and other such sites and past has now come to american citizens. >> for an innovation in libya with the french philosopher who urged president sarkozy to take action there. and the editor of a pan arab newspaper. ♪ >> hello. at least 20 people have been killed in recent weeks as bahrain's sunni rulers backed by saudi led military force and to crush a month-long uprising by the tiny island kingdom's chez at -- shiite majority. the u.n. human rights organization set up to 100 people have been reported missing since the government began cracking down on the protests. before those protests even began, we were investigating the regime's attempt to stifle the opposition. here is his assessment of the current standoff. >> after four weeks of protests, on march 16, the baring police and army cleared the square. five protesters are dead. an estimated 100 missing. some arrested, some in hiding, fearing for their lives. there is a climate of fear across the shia community. since march 16 in th
on innocents here in the u.s. when will the government learn? from new york, defending freedom every night of the week, so long america! >> gregg: tripoli under attack right now. i'm gregg jarrett. a new round of air strikes by the international coalition and we're getting reports that air-raid sirens and explosions are being heard across the libyan capital and on calm's hometown. let's go right to steve harrigan. steve, what can you tell us. >> reporter: in the last few minutes we heard eight loud incoming ex pleogsz to the east of the city of tripoli. clearly audible. one round of three strikes, another round of five. we're not seeing the anti-aircraft fire that usually goes up. a remarkable shift in the battlefield. we are seeing the rebels advance quickly. they have taken four towns previously retreated. brega and one other. it's really being coalition powered that has paved the way targeting gadhafi forces and personnel carriers so the rebels have been able to advance so far without much of a fight. the government officials here say gadhafi forces are making a strategic retreat but it
u.s. navy is now joining the efforts to cool the reactor is down with the power knocked out since the tsunami seawater has been used to cool the plant but it contains salts which is damaging the reactor units the u.s. navy should arrive shortly and began pumping fresh water into the damage reactors. japan is urging the tokyo electric co. to be more transparent about the information about the reactors. it is causing people to suffer skin burns from highly radioactive water. >> the situation at the nuclear power plants is still unpredictable. we are trying to prevent it from getting worse we cannot allow ourselves to be optimistic. >> levels of radioactive iodine in sea water up to 19 mi. offshore are 5 to 1200 times higher than normal. there may be some sort of leakage directly into the ocean. the crisis was weighing heavily on the minds of dozens of people who offered their help today at fund-raisers in chicago. >> both fund-raisers today brought out a small crowds but they had big hearts. the japanese american service committee combined classical japanese bands with a bake sale
for the u.s. in the battle against al qaeda and several hundred loyalists, still scattered around yemen, back country and, seizure of that weapons plant is a blow in that fight. president obama is preparing to address the situation in libya tomorrow night and his decision to intervene has been criticized from both sides of the aisle, some say it came too late. others argue, we shouldn't be involved at all and the president defending his move, saying this weekend it this our national interest. what does the president need to say to get the country on board. david drucker joins us from "roll call", to say it is in our national interest, that is a stretch? >> i don't think it is a stretch but the president has to forcefully and clearly make the case, i think the problem he has had is he did not address the nation on television the moment we went into libya on that saturday and this is something the emerging market have some to expect from presidents -- >> gregg: he's doing it under pressure now. >> i don't know if that is it or, in his mind now is the time. one of the problems the presiden
and everyone saying, look, because it's the u.s. ally. mubarak was an ally. if it falls it could affect the entire region. >> that could happen in syria and also in yemen and jordan, major u.s. concerns this morning. >> and clayton mentioned in libya, it's good news, the rebels have taken ajdabiya, but now there's some on the left who are really criticizing the president for even getting involved in libya, calling this a where and unconstitutional as near as congress's dennis kucinich. >> the president exceeded his power and people should look at the constitution, look at article, one, section 8 and they put the war power in the hands of the congress. look at article two, that deals with the executive. there's nothing in there that gives the president the power to commit our troops to war. >> it's a gray area and studying constitutional history, very few presidents declared war. five u.s. presidents declared war and we've been in a lot more wars than that. and the white house responding. james carney, taking questions outlined by members of congress have been largely answered in a very
the humanitarian crisis, protect civilians on the ground from moammar gadhafi's forces, but the u.s. position is to have moammar gadhafi leave. secretary of state hillary clinton who and on "meet the press" with gates had the following to say on that score. >> we will provide a very clear messe gaafute' soenng msapear do you really want to end up in the international criminal court? now is your time to get out of this and to help change the direction. >> reporter: so again, alex, the president is here in washington at the white house over the course of this weekend preparing for that address tomorrow 7:30 eastern time here in washington. >> mike viqueira at the white house, we'll see you again. msnbc will have live coverage of the presidential address tomorrow evening 7:30 eerng time. >>> let's go to the situation on the ground where rebel forces are breezing through cities held by gadhafi forces as recently as yesterday. the rebels now hold the oil towns of ras lanuf and are pushing westward, a bit closer to tripoli. let's go live to tripoli and jim maceda. the rebels are not facing too muc
:30 this evening. >> tonight the u.s. military is helping get water to northern japan for drinking and for cooling those troubled nuclear reacttores. the u.s. navy has shipped barges containing half a million gallons of fresh water and the air force has flown tons of bottled water to sendei. iodine in the sea water measurements now measure 1200 times higher than safety limits. but officials claim it is so diluted it is not a threat to marine life or the human food supply. >>> a las vegas monitoring station has detected very small amounts of radiation from japan's nuclear reactor. isotope 131 and zenon 133 were picked up near the atomic testing museum. they can tell the radiation is from japan because the isotopes are not usually detected in nevada. again, health officials say it poses no risk. >>> president obama is planning a televised address to the nation monday evening to discuss u.s. military involvement in libya. as steve harr igan reports rebels took control of a key city with help from rebel forces. >> reporter: rebels claimed a key city today the first turn- around since nato involvement.
for president obama as members of congress and many across this country ask, why is the u.s. part of this operation? his own defense secretary telling abc news today this is not a vital national interest. so, as the president prepares to address the nation tomorrow, can he convince americans that the u.s. should be involved in this operation? as the u.s. hands over power to nato what is the end game for american forces? and will there be a deal with gaffedy if to get him out? david kerley looefds us off at the white house tonight. david? >> reporter: good evening, david. the administration attacked the air waves today, making its case a week into the bombing of libya, a day before the president's big speech. and, even the president's own defense secretary admitted on abc's "this week" that libya did not pose a threat. >> do you think libya posed a threat to the united states? >> no, no. it was not -- it was not a vital national interest to the united states. but it was an interest. >> reporter: an interest, gates says, because gadhafi threatened to slaughter his own people. facing
, citi is with you every step of the way. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>maureen: u.s. census has finished telling up the senses. it turns out america's ethnic landscape is changing faster than anticipated. >>reporter: 16 people living in the united states is now hispanic, passing the 50 million mark in total for the first time. the census department said the hispanic population grew 50% during the first decade. >> the growth is very rapid and what a lot of us are calling new settlement areas. it mainly in the southeastern united states. a broad swath of states from their land down to georgia over to louisiana up and out to kentucky. >>reporter: earlier projections of the nation's 2010 and ethnic makeup under estimated the population by about a million people. cnn asked officials about how much of the increase was the result of higher birthrates and immigration both legal and illegal. >> or in the middle of the process right now investigating, we hope to come out later in the year with more specific information. >>reporter: disfigures are used to draw political boundar
. also another question, how long will the u.s. remain involved despite the president saying military action will be limited. defense secretary robert gates didn't have an answer for that one this morning, but he added this on cbs's face the nation. >> regime change is very complicated and can be very expensive and take a long time. i think the key here was establishing a military mission that was achievable, achievable in a limited amount of time and could be sustained. >> secretary clinton admitted the conflict and gadhafi are not a national security concern but both secretaries clinton and gates say the u.s. involvement in libya shows support for the international community. fred. >> sandra endo in washington. >> sandra endo in washington. thank you. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a look at some of the other top stories. syrian government taking new steps to respond to violent anti-government protests there. the state of emergency will be lifted. that gave the government power to override the constitution. the president bashar al assaad is expected to address his nation
>> preparing to address the nation, tomorrow president bama will speak to the country about u.s.-led military action libya. starts now. president night, obama will talk about the current situation in libya. to resident is expected plain his decision about muammar gaddafi. strong criticism. brussles, they will take over command from the u.s. f aerial operations as well as and d attacks in libya who's elcomed news asked to defend u.s. action. >> today his secretary of defense did explain. the implementation of no-fly zone is complete. >> he's under intense pressure to attack libya. of rt gates and secretary d ate hillary clinton offere insight into the president's thinking. posed an hink libya actual threat to the united states? >> no. no. it was not a vital national interest to the united states but it was an interest. you have resolutions on both west of libya. > egypt and tunisia. tunisia. nd destabilizing event taking risk in libya that put at potentially the revolutions in oth tunisia and egypt. >> imagine we were sitting here a benghazi had been overrun tens of 00,000
. >> of the united nations representative for afghanistan said the u.s.-led surge in the country is working. he spoke and the middle east institute in washington as the u.s. voted to extend its mission by one year. this is 55 minutes. >> he has come from new york where he was talking about afghanistan. i believe the security council is voting today. is that correct? on thursday, he was talking about the u.s. role in afghanistan and its camilla -- commitment to the development of the country. the u.n. plays an important role. there are 34 representatives in afghan provinces. they spent over $1 billion on the country last year. food programs, health services, and infrastructure and development. the afghans are asking to take a greater lead in all aspects of government and development and the efforts to achieve peace. staffan de mistura made it clear that the u.n. takes these calls for sovereignty. seriously. what are the challenges of handing over greater responsibility to the afghan government? how can the u.n. support the process and maintain its commitment to the development of afghanistan? these qu
allows the u.s. to take a lower profile, at a time president obama is facing criticism about the decision to intervene in the first place. tomorrow, he will defend that decision in an early evening address to the american people. we'll begin our coverage in benghazi with richard engel. what's the latest in there? >> reporter: good evening, lester. rebels made rapid advances. mostly they followed a path of destruction created by western air strikes. there was no resistance. western air strikes have been more devastating than the rebels expected, obliterating dozens of gadhafi tanks and armored personnel carriers. craters show how strong the air strikes were in. some of the tanks were even melted. air strikes opened a corridor the rebels are simply driving through, meeting no resistance. roads that were controlled by gadhafi's trooped only yesterday are now crowded with civilians returning home. rebels direct traffic and take away tanks that can be salvaged. in this town seized by rebels today and where people play on gadhafi's anti-aircraft guns, we saw signs that gadhafi's forces beat a q
the population. that is the minimalist position. the u.s. as a separate -- i don't know if they used the word "objective," but it is clear that he has to go. our national interest is that he go, because as evan said, if he doesn't, we will have problems at home, we will have lost. the problem is that obama has hitched himself to the un, this multilateralism, so that we are constrained to go for what the u.n. and the international community wants, which is much, much less than what the u.s. wants and needs. >> what if gaddafi doesn't go? peggy noonan, writing in "the wall street journal" this week, "what are we for? two of the fort was a glow wjla.co -- who are we 4?" >> lets it get back to the objective of getting rid of gaddafi. setting out to kill him or defeat them -- you could say we have an axis of evil in the countries. you didn't go-- to war against korea because of the axis of evil. or when reagan talks about the evil empire, clearly an enemy. we did not go to war -- >> but this is different. if you go to kill the king, you have to kill the king. if you leave them in place, what you h
operations, including ground attacks, taking over from the u.s.-led force. for more on what's happening with the rebel advance, we want to go to benghazi and richard engel. richard? >> reporter: the rebels here in eastern libya have never been stronger. they have regained in the last 24 hours all of the ground and more that they lost when gadhafi launched a counteroffensive. that counteroffensive which triggered western military intervention. after takinga ag ajdabiya yeste, there was no resistance and they were able to push about 100 miles after ajdabiya drive toward the west without any kind of resistance at all. we drove along this road and we saw on the side of the road the reason why they were able to make such an easy advance. dozens of gadhafi's armored vehicles and tanks that were completely obliterated from the sky. it has opened a corridor that the rebels are now just walking through. the rebels are concerned, however, that as there is this change of command, as nato takes more responsibility, that there will be a less aggressive military posture, a less aggressive series of a
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, democratic congressman dennis kucinich speaks out. he wants to ban all funding from u.s. operations in that country. we ask him why live. nuclear mistake. operators say a strike in radioactivity that prompted evacuation wasn't accurate. after an error like that, can information from japan about the nuclear reactors be trusted? budget battle. at the beginning of the 112 congress, two freshmen from opposite sides of the aisle promise to work together but with another budget battle looming, can they do it? we talk to the two lawmakers again live. all of that, plus a scandal involving the new york city fire department. should the city be forced to pay money to those who couldn't pass the entrance exam? i'm breech breech and america's news headquarters from the nation's capital starts right now -- i'm shannon bream and america's news headquarters from the nation's capital starts right now. we begin in japan. the spike in radiation level that led to evacuation was just a mistake. we have the latest. >> reporter: it was a breach coming from the authorities this sunday and we heard an offic
to remove gadhafi from power using military force. instead top u.s. officials are working diplomatic channels to try and push the dictator o. hiarcltoonme t a very clear message to gadhafi, but we're also sending a message to people around him. do you really want to be a pariah? do you really want to end up in the international criminal court? now is your time to get out of this and to help change the direction. >> mike viqueira, good sunday morning to you. >> reporter: good morning action al alex. >> what else are we hearing? >> reporter: critics say there's something of a mixed message coming from the administration since the military action started a week ago yesterday. it's not only republicans, it's democrats as well. the administration on the one hand has a need to play to the arab street, but they're also now trying to play to main street here in the united states. they have emphasized all along that this is an international coalition that includes arab nations. at one point secretary clinton said we are not in the lead but clearly the united states has been in the lead. they
a great week and we'll see you next fox news sunday. >>> tonight. a congressman on the u.s. sanctions, arab league approved. nato guided and grossly unconstitutional libyan war. how much will the president war of choice cost american taxpayers. then a thorn in the side of u.s. military. anthony schaffer says there is shocking things happening in libya that the white house is not telling us. horrific events in japan are still unfolding. now, new the fears as the nation raises money to rebuild. interest rates in america could soar. stewart varney on being in debt even to our allies. >> they won't be in a position to lend us anymore. >> all that and freedom fighters charles payne, camile foster, now they want to tax how much you drive. can the government get any more desperate? it would never even think of stirring taxes if the lawmakers would follow these basic principles. pooh people are entitled to the government safe in the confines of the constitution. the constitution was written to keep the government off people's back. freedom watch, revolution continues now! >>> the cost of war.
or the coast of oregon or washington, or hawaii, so that's a little bit of good news for us here in the u.s. so we don't think that this earthquake was powerful enough or of enough magnitude to bring a wave over into our coastline, but still very imminent threat out there for japan and that's the location of the earthquake is similar as well to the last earthquake that did hit, that we have had amazing amount of damage. you can see on the satellite image not a lot of cloud cover through the country of japan. some clouds off to the west and we will have a new approaching storm system though and this is going to be bringing in some concern for additional cleanup efforts or radioactive vapors that may be in the atmosphere and headed to wednesday, but for monday and tuesday the problem is going to be the very cool air in place, nighttime temperatures just before the freezing mark, dangerous for anyone caught outside and sunshine, monday and tuesday and temperatures gradually warming up by tuesday, but wednesday when the next system will be moving on and as far as wind direction, harris, we know tha
the united states is helping bring in crucial fresh water. >> the u.s. navy has spent two owe has sent two naval barges loaded with 525,000 gallons of fresh water. meanwhile the air force has sent 500 tons of battled water aboard six c-130s to sendai for people desperate to get their hands on uncontaminated water. they are based 20 miles west of tokyo, home to 3,600 service men who feel just as much wrapped up in this disaster as japan's citizens. >> our hearts here go out to them. we grieve with those that have lost everything. >> at the fukushima plant, levels of radioactive iodine in the seawater are at 1,250 levels higher than safety limits, according to officials. but they do say by the time that enters the food chain it will have diluted and be safe for humans to heat. but how reliable that information is remains to be seen. the government says the utility managing fukushima isn't being honest with the authorities. the country's prime minister said the situation was very unpredictable and he wasn't optimistic about a quick solution to the end of the crisis. >> and that was fox's domi
as the u.s. government works to develop a strategy for rare earth minerals vital to modern electronics and weapons, one analyst is urging a free market approach. but, first, the united states and nine of its allies forged a coalition that has spent the last week in enforcing a no-fly zone over libya. it's a mission with many firsts, including the combat bay du of the multifighter jet and the royal air force has mounted a strike mission from british soil. but questions abound about the future of the operation, specifically how long it will last, who will control it and what's the end game. joining us is a man who commanded the coalition no-fly zone over northern iraq, dave datula, a retired air force general who is the services chief of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. sir, welcome back to the show. >> hey, vago, great to be here. >> the operation came together very quickly and you've been involved, obviously, in coalition no-fly operations both at the planning and operational level. what are the elements that go into and how do they work together to create a no-fly zone?
will address the nation on the mission in libya and the role of the u.s. moving forward. brian moore has the story from washington. >> as native takes over the no- fly zone and protection of civilians, president obama is putting the final touches on a speech that defines u.s. involvement and answers criticism on capitol hill. >> this policy has been characterized by in decision and the way. >> senator john mccain believes the commander in chief should seize the chance to tackle muammar gaddafi and bring democracy to his people. >> we've taken the right side. we ought to be open about it. >> others feel president obama has overstepped his bounds. >> estimates are that about $1 billion has are been spent on an undeclared war in libya. >> without action, secretary of state clinton says a civilian massacre could destabilized the region. >> everybody would be asking why the president did not do something. >> americans want to know how long the mission will take. defense secretary gates says there is no clear answer. >> the no-fly zone and the humanitarian side will have to be sustained for so
weeks ago bombed that town. u.s. president obama says the mission is succeeding. >> we are succeeding in our missions. moammar gadhafi's forces are no longer it will moving across libya. >> reporter: president obama will address the u.s. about their involvement in the war. >>> trying to get water to northern japan for drinking and cooling the troubled nuclear reactor. the u.s. navy has shipped barges containing half a million gallons of fresh water and the air force has flown 500 tonnes of water to sendei. at the plant levels of iodine in the sea water now measure 1200 times higher than safety limits. but officials say it will be so dill outed it is not a threat to marine life. >>> the rain didn't deter some little fundraisers. the difference they say this run today will make in their education. >>> plus our storm watch continues. why repair efforts are on hold tonight along this stretch of coastal highway. [ music ] . >>> now you can wake up to complete bay area news coverage seven days a week. ktvu, channel 2 news is now on saturday and sunday with mike mibach and tony wong. . >>> a
is preparing to take over the military campaign against mullah omar el gadhafi. how big a role will the u.s. play now? are we still in charge and with war fatigue setting in and criticism coming from both sides of the aisle, president obama will explain what's at stake in libya in an address to the nation on monday evening. plus, fear of spreading terrorism there where anti-government demonstrations and in some cases violence in many arab countries today. in yemen, thousands turned out calling for the ouster of the u.s.-backed president there. if that president is overthrown, who stops al qaeda in the arabian peninsula from taking over? and there are increasing concerns of spreading radiation from that crippled nuclear power plant in japan with even more people now being encouraged, not forced, to get out of the area. how great is the danger? plus, with hispanics making up one out of every six americans and one out of every four children, how long can republicans be seen as hostile to their interests? the huge implications of the census report on the 2012 presidential election. >>> finally,
. the u.s. and allice will manage the bombing campaign a role that president obama is eager to give up. joining me is former deputy secretary of defense. >> good to be here. >> and week into this, how is it going? >> it seems to me we are in a situation for lack of a strategy we end up in long debates about tactics it is a tactical question and the strategic question is are we prepared to live long term in a stale mate in libya. it has to be more than yust tightening the noose through economic sanctions . the real questions that should be addressed is what kind of support are we going to give to the libya opposition starting with the issue of having a presence in benghazi and agreeing on principles for the long term of the country and providing them assistance. >> i want to get into the opposition. a lot of people say we don't know who they are. they could be islamicist and not democrats after all. if we don't know them that well, why should we back them? >> my first response, one reason we don't know who they are is because we made little effort to get in there can work with them and
for the libya operation. that will happen in two or three days, then the current coalition led by the u.s., britain and france can stand down. now we want to go back to cnn's nic robertson joining us from tripoli where that dramatic event unfolded yesterday in the hot hotel. we're hearing the woman has been released. do we know if this is true? >> reporter: well, government officials say she has been released. but so far the government officials here sometimes -- some of the things they tell us don't turn out to be as they tell us directly. when the government spokesman was asked if we could interview her by some journalists who said they talked to her family and had given the green light to interview her now, he made it sound like it was impossible. so, it's really not clear if she's actually been released yet or not. maybe we'll get more information on that tomorrow. when i challenged him about the fact that he had been accusing her of being a prostitute against the fact that her family says she was a law student, this is what he had to say. >> yes, nic. >> the family, you have been des
said that the u.s. should not intervene every time there's a world crisis but this is not a moment to stand idly by and the president will address the nation about libya on monday night. cnn will bring it to you live with coverage here in the united states. while the focus is on libya, another country is seeing the marketings or the makings of an uprising of its own. a man holding american citizenship living in syria made a confession of trying to sell information to israel. his brother says it is not true and we'll tell you why he says his brother is made an example of by the syrian government. that is next. >>> may be the best movie you have heard of. that's according to roger ebert. he loves it and thousands of people on facebook. >>> you have a voice on the show. check out the social media account. we like to see your feedback. i'm good about washing my face. but sometimes i wonder... what's left behind? [ female announcer ] introducing purifying facial cleanser from neutrogena® naturals. developed with dermatologists... it's clinically proven to remove 99% of dirt and toxins
the u.s. in was cans. in the '90s, she ran for u.s. senate in new york twice and lost in the democratic primaries. >> in december of 1998, i was diagnosed with a blood cancer, multiple myeloma. >> she revealed she had a form of blood cancer and became a tireless advocate raise awareness into her disease, refusing to give into cancer, she worked on hillary clinton's failed presidential bid in 2008 and shoo voluntarily resigned after being accused of making alleged remarks to a newspaper about then-candidate brama, who she -- barack obama, who she said would not have been successful if he was white or a woman. she was not a racist but she was upset. >> i feel very bad for people who, who thought was a racist. i really do and this has been the worst three weeks of my life. >> reporter: when sarah palin was chosen as mccain's running mate, she said it was wonderful to see a woman on the national ticket, noting she didn't want to be the only one. two years later, they met in person on election night in 2010. in the role that political analyst for fox news. >> and that opportunity that i and
>> today on "christian world news" war over libya. once again the u.s. takes military action in a muslim nation. what does it mean for the church in the middle east? >> plus -->> we got everything we need. we are so fortunate. what can we do to help? >> truckload of compassion, a ministry distributing to japan. >> from the uk, the christian counselor that could lose his job for telling a gay man homosexuals can change. >> revolutions and military strikes in the middle east raise concerns for the region's christian. hello everyone i am wendy griffith. >> and i am george clooney. george thomas. the united states put together the coalition enforcing a no-fly zone over the nation of libya. state goal, to protect libyan citizens by a massacre by moammar gadhafi's forces. the conflict is raising forces about western interventions in muslim nations. specifically, charges of a christian crusade against the islamic face. cliffton clark is an associate professor of global missions at regent university. recently i spoke with him about this very issue. >> do muslim nations see the u.s. t
force that's include the u.s., france, and britain. all three are part of nato. arwa dame on is falling the rebels as they move from conquest to conquest. he joins us live. tell us what happened in brega and where you're headed now. >> reporter: we left brega and we stopped here because the opposition fighters told us that there were clashes happening up the road. we heard reports that is not the case. they have simply pulled back quite a ways from that critical town. but the opposition fighters here are telling us that yesterday there were clashes that lasted for around half an hour around ten miles down the road from here. they say that gadhafi's military sent in another battalion to reinforce those that were already fighting against the opposition fighters here. but they say that they then retreated fairly easily, fairly quickly. we're now hearing that the opposition is in full control there. we have not seen it for ourselves. they're telling us that they're in full control. these are most definitely significant developments for the fighters. bearing in mind that it was the last poin
this morning from a top u.s. official on the american mission in libya. nbc's david gregory asked defense secretary robert gates about our involvement in the conflict in an interview that will air on "meet the press" later this morning. >> is libya in our vital interest as a country? >> no, i don't think it's a vital interest for the united states, but we clearly have interests there, and it's a part of the region which is a vital interest for the united states. >> secretary gates joins secretary of state hillary clinton on today's "meet the press," so check your local listings for that. tomorrow, we will have live coverage of president obama's address to the nation at 7:30 p.m. eastern time. >>> and there is word from syria this morning that 12 people have been killed in violence rocking a seaside mediterranean city. the government says the victims include security forces and residents. this amateur video obtained by the "associated press" was allegedly shot on friday, in which it shows protesters trying to topple a statue of former president assad. in yemen, the president warns of a des
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